Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Michael Lazarus

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Portland, OR

Michael Lazarus works with a variety of materials, using carefully crafted color choices, pattern, and a vocabulary of pared down imagery to create paintings with a dynamic and powerful presence. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam and Montreal; his work has been written about in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, Art News, and Flash Art among others.

At MacDowell, he began a new body of work, with little prior planning or development. The paintings produced and started implemented his established vocabulary of images and gestures, and focused on a process of editing with white and ways of expressing movement with paint.



Michael Lazarus worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…

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